Warner K. Huh, M.D., professor in the UAB Division of Gynecologic Oncology and senior scientist at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named a recipient of the American Cancer Society 2012 Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award. He is one of 11 cancer-care providers nationwide who will be honored in a ceremony on Thursday, May 3, 2012, during the ACS annual board meeting in Dallas.
The award recognizes individuals who have made a difference through innovation, leadership and consistent excellence in providing compassionate, skilled care and counsel to persons living with cancer and their families. Recipients are nominated by patients and their families, shedding light on the critical role that outstanding caregivers play in the healing process.
“I am honored and humbled by this award, as the real heroes in the fight against cancer are my patients and their families,” Huh says. “They all serve as my inspiration for making a palpable difference in cancer care, whether it is fighting the disease through cancer research, treatment or with public policy.”
Huh’s clinical interests include minimally invasive surgical approaches, and he is chair of the robotic surgery program at UAB. His research interests include vaccines for cervical neoplasia and novel treatment strategies for cervical and endometrial cancer. At UAB, he played an active role in the development of first vaccine proven to prevent cervical cancer. He is on the steering committee of the Johns Hopkins/UAB/University of Colorado Cervical Cancer Specialized Programs of Research Excellence grant and a member of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.
He has been named among the “Best Doctors in America” and “Top Doctors” in U.S. News and World Report and received numerous awards for his clinical care, teaching and research accomplishments, including the 2009 Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Presidential Award and the American Cancer Society Lifesaver Award. In addition, he has authored more than 110 articles in a variety of publications including Lancet Oncology, The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Cancer, Clinical Cancer Research, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.